“How could these parents bring their kids to live on the street ?” vs “Why did you stay when he hit you?” As I have been saying for years, many of my clients have become homeless because they needed to escape an abusive relationship. They left. They escaped. They took their kids with them. During […]Read More Gaslighting and Why We Don’t Leave Abusers
I know very few people who can afford the Dolce & Gabbana and Rihanna style headphones. But everybody should be able to feel like a princess so my daughter and I discovered that we could make our own Tiara headphonesRead More Arts and crafts
In Texas, there is a hurricane raging right now. Houses are flooding and being ruined. May people will become homeless from this. Many of those good folk don’t have home owners insurance and will become homeless. Will they be shunned? How exactly should we shun the Hurricane Homeless? Now, these are not people who are […]Read More Homeless, Hurricane, and Hate
Your options: Stay Home Stay with family Stay in a motel Rent an apartment Move to a shelter Become homeless The Rules: Whatever choice you make, your kids come with you. You have enough money for 2 weeks in a motel, one month in an apartment, 2 months with family, forever homeless or forever in […]Read More Imagine – what do you do?
The uptight Responsible Republican in me wants to regulate everything and ensure the money given to recipients is used wisely and in ways I would spend it on their behalf. I am a control freak. Apparently, I am not the only one: “The locations where you can use your EBT card to withdraw cash may […]Read More EBT limitations . . . good or bad
I have never been inside the CCRC office in Chatsworth, although I have referred about 600 families here. Child care is essential for working pare t’s as employers tend to frown on kids being in the office – and child care is expensive. The Los Angeles City Parks and Recreation after school care is […]Read More Subsidized Child Care
Today at work I probably sat at my desk for maybe 10 minutes. I was so tired by the end of the day that I couldn’t remember if I had told my co-worker I was tired. Since July 4th was yesterday we assume that is automatically Christmas season so we tried singing Christmas songs to […]Read More So tired
Just once of the costs of povertyRead More Lice